Biography - C E Kirkpatrick

C. E. KIRKPATRICK, photographer and American Express agent, is a native of Point Pleasant, Ohio, born January 15, 1852, to C. and Amy (Vance) Kirkpatrick, whose history appears in another part of this volume. Our subject was educated in the common schools; he came to Anna with his parents in 1859; he worked with his father in the pottery until he was eighteen years of age, when he apprenticed himself to Mr. McGahey, of Anna, and learned the photographer's trade. In 1876, he engaged in the drug business at Anna, on his own account, and continued the same until 1878, when he sold his business and took the agency of the American Express Company, at Anna, a position he still holds. In 1883, he opened a photograph gallery, which he controls, in connection with the duties of the Express Company. He is also agent for eight different fire insurance companies. He was married at Pana, in 1878, to Miss Frances Hubbard, a native of Indiana; she has borne him three children, viz.: Harlow B., Olive M. and Harriet V. He is a member of the I. O. O. F. and K. of H., and is a Republican in politics.

Extracted 02 Apr 2017 by Norma Hass from 1883 History of Alexander, Union, and Pulaski Counties, Illinois, Part V, page 74.

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